Non Sequitur, Trump Tool #1

Interviewer (Scherer): Mitch McConnell has said he’d rather you stop tweeting, that he sees it as a distraction.
Interviewee (Trump): Mitch will speak for himself. Mitch is a wonderful man. Mitch should speak for himself.
This exchange happened in 2017, between Trump and Time Magazine reporter Micheal Scherer
No Fallacies Allowed

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This is an example of is a fallacy of a logical argument, and it’s type is called, “Non Sequitur.” In plain English, Trump did not answer the question at all. And what he did say did not follow any logic that the interviewer said and wasn’t even logical within his own statement.

Trump is a master of fallacy. Over and over again he plays with words, images — and they all boil down to message. I’m the one, I’m the only one.. I can do it, fix it, live it –whatever. You don’t have to think, because I will do it for you. You know, when my ex husband told me I was his empty headed play thing, I put up with it. I was young and dumb. But, I won’t put up with someone who is supposed to show the highest of character in acting as our President, no, I won’t put up with anymore fallacy. The American people have not been so dumbed down that they can not think for themselves if they just give it a go, and really— REALLY examine what is said. So, that is fallacy #1. Another one tomorrow.

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